Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/22

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Is the Leica an endangered species?
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 22:10:25 -0500

At 02:58 PM 6/22/98 -0700, you wrote:

>1.  It were feasibly portable and not too big
>2.  It could work with a laptop as a field camera for outdoor use
>3.  It produced STUNNING images, AT LEAST as good as the 
>     ones I get from scanning Leica chromes onto PhotoCD
>4.  It had a recycle time under a minute
>5.  On the computer screen, an image created with it could not be
>     told apart from a high-res PhotoCD image

There is no such animal. Sorry. Though the S-1 is the closest to what you
want. You could hook it up to a G3 PowerMac (the 292 MHz ones that list in
the $5,500 range) that are as fast as desktop systems. But I think you
won't like the wait for the exposure to be taken and keeping the model from

Stick to film.
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Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

 Give me ambiguity or give me something else.